chapter  8
Schools, communities, and ‘newcomer’ children: A case study of a public housing complex
ByMUTSUMI SHIMIZU
Pages 18

This chapter will examine a case study of networks supporting ‘newcomer’ children in a Kanagawa housing complex, the Ichō Public Housing Complex. The Ichō complex is an interesting case to observe, as it originally accommodated many Indo-Chinese refugees and later experienced a sequence of inflows of other major ‘newcomers’ (e.g. returnees from China, South Americans and foreign children of different cultural backgrounds). Whereas Chapter 7 depicted the inflow of ‘newcomers’ into an ‘oldcomer’ district, this chapter focuses on a ‘new - comer’ district that has experienced the inflow of other types of ‘newcomer’. Thus, analysing this case provides an opportunity to observe how such interactions are evolving into a new type of diversity point.